WASHINGTON (CNN)Bernie Sanders, a one-time political insurgent, has cemented his role as the fundraising frontrunner of the 2020 Democratic field — as many of his rivals report pulling in just a fraction of the $18.2 million the Vermont senator collected during the first 41 days of his presidential campaign.

Despite Sanders’ early role as the party’s fundraising leader, no candidate is setting fundraising records as a crowded field of nearly 20 Democrats jockeys for attention from voters and donors. In the 2008 campaign, when Democrats and Republicans fielded multiple candidates in the wide-open race to succeed George W. Bush, two Democrats — Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama — led the way, raising more than $25 million apiece in the first quarter.In the 2020 race for the Democratic nomination, no one comes close to the fundraising prowess of either Clinton or Obama.Candidates who began their presidential campaigns before the end of March have to disclose the details of their fundraising and spending to the Federal Election Commission by the end of the day Monday.Read MoreHere’s a quick look at how the totals stack up for candidates who have released fundraising numbers so far:Vermont Sen. Bernie SandersTotal raised: $18.2 millionTotal donors: 525,000Average donation: $20Cash on hand: $28 millionDate entered the race: February 19California Sen. Kamala HarrisTotal raised: $12 millionTotal donors: 138,000Average donation: $55Cash on hand: Not immediately availableDate entered the race: January 21Former congressman Beto O’RourkeTotal raised: $9.4 millionTotal donors: Not immediately providedAverage donation: $43Cash on hand: Not immediately availableDate entered the race: March 14South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete ButtigiegTotal raised: $7 millionTotal donors: 158,550Average donation: $36.35Cash on hand: Not immediately availableDate entered the race: January 23 (announced exploratory committee)Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth WarrenTotal raised: $6 millionTotal donors: 135,000Average donation: $28Cash on hand: $11.2 millionDate entered the race: December 31Minnesota Sen. Amy KlobucharTotal raised: $5.2 million (Includes donations only available for the general election)Total donors: Not immediately providedAverage donation: Not available. (Average online donation: $40)Cash on hand: $7 million (Likely includes money only available for the general election)Date entered the race: February 10New Jersey Sen. Cory BookerTotal raised: $5 millionTotal donors: Not immediately providedAverage donation: Not available. (Average online donation: $34)Cash on hand: $6.1 millionDate entered the race: February 1New York Sen. Kirsten GillibrandTotal raised: $3 millionTotal donors: Not immediately availableAverage donation: Not available (Average online donation: $25)Cash on hand: $10.2 millionDate entered the race: January 15 (exploratory committee)Businessman Andrew YangTotal raised: $1.7 millionTotal donors: 80,000Average donation: $17.92Cash on hand: Not availableDate entered the race: November 6, 2017

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